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Paul J. Graney


 
Paul J. Graney, State & Local Tax Leader, Tax & Business
State & Local Tax Leader
Tax & Business
 

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Paul Graney is the Firm's State & Local Tax leader and a partner in Marcum's Boston office, and is a member of the national Construction Industry group. Mr. Graney has more than 30 years of multistate tax experience with the government and delivering state local tax services to corporate enterprises.

Mr. Graney specializes in multistate corporate income, sales/use, meals tax, and personal income tax examinations and appeals. He has a strong focus on handling state tax controversy and developments throughout the New England area.

Mr. Graney joined the Firm in 2006. As the former tax director at a large, local multifaceted construction company, he was responsible for all facets of the company's taxes. He also was the State and Local Tax practice leader at a large international firm. Earlier in his career, he was the chief of audit at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. He was responsible for the field audit activities of over 650 auditors and administrative personnel.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • University of New Haven, Adjunct Professor
Subject Matter Expertise

Multistate Taxation
Sales/Use
Meals Tax
Personal Income Tax
Audit Representation
Corporate Income Tax

Practice Focus

Construction
High Tech
Software

Education

Bachelor of Science, Finance
Babson College

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State of Illinois Implements Economic Nexus for Sales Tax

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Important Implications of the United States Supreme Court Decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.


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MarketWatch interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the potential implications for Amazon of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the pivotal Wayfair state sales tax case.


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MarketWatch interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the potential implications for Amazon of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the pivotal Wayfair state sales tax case.

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The Wall Street Journal excerpted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney’s interview with MarketWatch, about Amazon’s likely windfall from the Supreme Court decision in Wayfair v. South Dakota.


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CFO interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about how other states are likely to respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.


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CFO interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about how other states are likely to respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

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Florida Passes New Tax Rate Reductions for Commercial Properties

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Long Island Business News quoted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney in an article about options New York State is considering to counter the regional tax impact of the federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.


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Long Island Business News quoted State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney in an article about options New York State is considering to counter the regional tax impact of the federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

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Bloomberg Radio’s Coast-to-Coast with Carol and Cory interviewed State and Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the new federal ceiling on property tax deductions and how states are trying to protect their residents from the additional tax burden.


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Bloomberg Radio’s Coast-to-Coast with Carol and Cory interviewed State and Local Tax Leader Paul Graney about the new federal ceiling on property tax deductions and how states are trying to protect their residents from the additional tax burden.

Paul discussed two possibilities that have been raised by the states: converting from an income tax system to a payroll-based tax system, and tax-deductible contributions ....

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The Boston Business Journal quoted Partner Paul Graney, partner-in-charge of Marcum's State & Local Tax Practice, in an article about state taxation of online sales.


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The Boston Business Journal quoted Partner Paul Graney, partner-in-charge of Marcum's State & Local Tax Practice, in an article about state taxation of online sales.

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Bloomberg BNA interviewed State & Local Tax Leader Paul Graney for an article about new user fees being imposed on car-sharing services in Pennsylvania.

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Tax Partner Paul Graney discussed a revision of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue ruling on software support tax with Bloomberg BNA.


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Tax Partner Paul Graney discussed a revision of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue ruling on software support tax with Bloomberg BNA.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has revised a controversial letter ruling on computer software support, dialing back guidance in an earlier version that implied training ....

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Bloomberg BNA quoted Tax Partner Paul Graney in an article about new regulations for the taxation of software support.

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Boston Business Journal interviewed Tax Partner Paul Graney about the taxation of corporate trustees in the state of Massachusetts.

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The Los Angeles Times quoted Tax & Business Services Partner Paul Graney in a story about the use of limited liability corporations to obscure ownership identity.

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Partner Paul Graney is quoted in a Boston Business Journal story about the tax incentive behind GE's relocation to Massachusetts.

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Marcum LLP Names New Partners


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